Medical Weight Loss

What do you do when you’re overweight and think you’ve tried everything to drop some pounds? If you’re like most people, you’ll sit and cry for a while, contemplate your life choices, and start looking on the internet for another solution. But sometimes, you gotta give in to reality. You’re going to need some help.

What is medical weight loss?

It’s not drastic, like you might think it is. The word you probably got hung up on there was “medical”, which is nothing like the word “surgical”. Sure, surgery is an option, but medical weight loss is far more chill than that. It’s about getting a buddy to help, support, and guide you through what to eat and what not to eat. Except that buddy is a medical professional, rather than Little Joey from down the street. Hey, if you see Little Joey, ask him how is dog is. Last time, he’d got three legs.

The dog that is, not Little Joey.

How do I know if I need medical weight loss supervision?

My man, take a look at yourself. Are you overweight? Are you perhaps morbidly obese? It doesn’t matter. You can use this if you’re ten pounds overweight or five hundred pounds overweight. The whole thing is that you are accountable, and it’s kinda tailored to you. If you have a BMI of 30 or higher, it tends to be more beneficial as you have more weight to lose, but anyone can do it.

As this is a specialist area, they tend to measure your progress in different ways. Sure, you’ve got your overall poundage to look at, the size of your waist too, but you also have your body fat percentage – and that’s super important, because that measures exactly how -fat- you are. You could lose literally pounds of fat, and your waist might stay the same. I mean, it’s unlikely, but the thing you’re actually trying to do here is lose the fat from your body. Your muscles and bones and organs and all that kind of stuff can stay where it is, as it’s all quite useful. Excess fat? Not so much.

Can I get this on insurance?

Well, my friend, what you’ll find is that weight screening is usually covered by your insurance. That’ll tell you whether you need to do something with regards to your weight. But treatments for weight loss – any treatments – are often not covered. It depends entirely on your plan. So check the small print and call your provider if you need to find out. I can’t tell you. I haven’t seen your documents, let alone your medical records. I am not a doctor, and I’m not playing one on the internet either. I’m just a slacker, slacking away.

What can I expect?

Medical weight loss is usually manifested as proactive management of diet, fitness, and healthy behaviors, as supervised by a physician. There is often comprehensive metabolic testing to find out what will work best – but yeah, it’s normally food, a bit of exercise, and a lock on the cookie jar.

Is it Slacker-friendly?

I’ll tell you this – 80% of your weight loss is going to be down to your diet, so if you can stomach eating some different food to normal, then yeah, it’s Slacker-Friendly. But you’re going to want to put in a spot of exercise, just for the overall benefits – better mobility, better lung capacity, better circulation, and a bit more muscle. Did you know, muscles burn a lot of energy while they just sit there doing nothing? So the more muscles you have, the more fat you burn off. The body is amazing, and muscles are Slackers. So there you go.

 

 

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